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Kaaimans River Pass Ready to Kiss World Goodbye

Alert! In one of the more disturbing developments to come out of last week’s flooding in the Garden Route, the Kaaimans River pass – which connects the towns of Knysna and George, and is part of the region’s main N2 thoroughfare – looks set to slide into the sea at any given moment.

Needless to say, roads have been closed, and certain towns are now dead ends, as engineers watch for the moment when the hill on which the pass was constructed, currently sliding downwards at about 2 milimeters an hour, gathers speed, smashes through a holiday house, takes out a section of the Outeniqua Tjoe-Choo, and ultimately sloughs off into the waves.

It’s not going to be pretty. Meanwhile, SA Logue’s advice is to avoid trips to Knysna and surrounds at all costs – and if you’re already there, to book a few extra nights’ stay!